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Jessica
Claire
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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Caring Registered Nurse with 16 years of experience in various types of hospital, long-term and home health and hospice care settings. Proven ability to provide individualized care plans and help patients meet goals by delivering direct and effective patient care. Committed to increasing patient satisfaction and streamlining procedures.

Skills
  • Patient and family advocacy
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventative health
  • Data collection
  • Case management
  • Palliative care awareness
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Infection control measures
  • Personal care needs
  • Patient discharge
  • Foley catheters
  • Home care
  • Professional bedside manner
  • Direct patient care
  • Removing sutures
  • Physical assessments
  • IV setup
  • Patient assessments
  • Insulin medication assistance
  • Precepting
  • Hospice philosophy understanding
  • Relationship building
  • Supply restocking
  • Infection control and aseptic procedures
  • Proper catheter insertion/removal
  • Oxygen saturation standards
  • Confidentiality
  • Care plan development
Education
Walla Walla Community College Clarkston, WA Expected in 2003 Associate of Arts : Nursing - GPA :
Lewiston High School Lewiston, ID Expected in 1988 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
Medstar Health - Registered Nurse
Falls Church, VA, 03/2014 - Current
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Informed patients and families of effective treatment options and at-home care strategies, enhancing long-term outcomes.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Cared for patients in 17-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners and verifying interventions met treatment goals.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to catch and address new concerns.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Updated patient charts using Point Click Care with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
Medstar Health - Home Health And Hospice RN Case Manager
Lorton, VA, 02/2009 - 08/2013
  • Provided high level of quality, compassionate care to patients and caregivers during each nursing visit.
  • Established hospice care services for elderly and disabled patients.
  • Offered listening ear to both patients and loved ones to ensure that emotional and mental, as well as physical needs were met.
  • Developed and implemented individualized care plan for each hospice patient while following physician instructions.
  • Established and maintained successful relationships with patients, families and physicians by utilizing exemplary communication and active listening skills.
  • Taught family members and caregivers various ways to manage patients' pain, how to check for vital signs and proper methods for dressing changes.
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Addressed disruptions in patient care, including delays in discharge, postponed procedures and discharge equipment unavailability.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Implemented care plans for patient treatment after assessing physician medical regimens.
  • Communicated with healthcare team members to plan, implement and enhance treatment strategies.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Updated patient charts using software with data such as medications to keep records current and support accurate treatments.
  • Followed all personal and health data procedures to effectively comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to catch and address new concerns.
  • Administered different therapies and medications in line with physician orders and treatment plan.
  • Promoted patient and family comfort during challenging recoveries to enhance healing and eliminate non-compliance problems.
  • Observed and documented patient factors such as diets, physical activity levels and behaviors to understand conditions and effectively modify treatment plans.
  • Educated patients and answered questions about health condition, prognosis and treatment.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for patients under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to unit, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Adhered to strict safety measures by carefully determining proper dosages before administering medications.
  • Explained course of care and medications, including side effects to patients and caregivers in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Participated in education activities, including evidence-based practice project implementation, nursing competency development and nursing simulation activities.
  • Provided complete care to home health patients, including physical assessments, medication and chronic disease management.
  • Observed and reported patient condition, progress and medication side effects to accurately document updates.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate admission.
  • Conducted ongoing monitoring and evaluations of behaviors and conditions, and updated clinical supervisors with current information.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on patient care instructions.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center - Registered Nurse
City, STATE, 07/2003 - 03/2008
  • Delivered outstanding care to patients with various diagnoses and managed care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping patients regain or improve coping abilities to prevent further disability.
  • Equipped patients with tools and knowledge needed for speedy and sustained recovery.
  • Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, dramatically reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Audited charts daily and reviewed all clinical documents to verify accuracy and completeness, progress towards core measurable targets and completion of appropriate patient health education.
  • Oversaw work of nursing student technicians and externs to educate on proper procedures and how to prioritize care tasks.
  • Monitored patient condition, including interpreting and tracking EKG readings, identifying irregular telemetry readings and updating team members on changes in stability or acuity.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process and management and lifestyle options.
  • Delivered high level of quality care to diverse populations while overseeing patient admission and triaging based on acuity and appropriate department admission.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners and verifying interventions met treatment goals.
  • Implemented interventions, including medication and IV administration, catheter insertion and airway management.
  • Secured controlled narcotics and distributed medication on schedule to meet patient needs and minimize misuse opportunities.
  • Managed care for post-operative patients from initial recovery through discharge.
  • Advised patients and caregivers of proper wound management, discharge plan objectives, safe medication use and disease management.
  • Conferred with physicians to discuss diagnoses and devise well-coordinated treatment approaches.
  • Maintained quality care and comfort for patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.
  • Delivered medications via oral, IV and intramuscular injections, monitoring responses to catch and address new concerns.
  • Managed patients recovering from medical or surgical procedures, including facilitating wound care, ostomy care, pressure ulcer prevention and pain management.
  • Performed ongoing assessments to evaluate mental health needs, working with multidisciplinary team to develop, initiate, manage and modify individualized plans of care.
  • Trained new nurses in proper techniques, care standards, operational procedures and safety protocols to optimize performance and safety.
  • Collected blood, tissue and other laboratory specimens and prepared for lab testing.
  • Collaborated with physicians to quickly assess patients and deliver appropriate treatment while managing rapidly changing conditions.
  • Contributed substantially to successful department JCAHO accreditation by consistently operating to highest standards of care.
  • Participated in nursing simulation activities, evidence-based practice project implementation and competency development to further nursing education.
  • Provided didactic and clinical instructions to orient new nurses and potential student nurses to achieve training outcomes.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews concerning symptoms, medications and prior treatment.
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare personnel to meet patients' personal, physical, psychological and cognitive needs.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Walla Walla Community College
  • Lewiston High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Home Health And Hospice RN Case Manager
  • Registered Nurse

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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